None other then Joa Arpaio. A man whose career I have followed off and on from its inception. One of the most vile men in america imho.
An article over at The Atlantic on the $21.9 million price tag related to federally required oversight of his, and his offices multiple unconstiutional pratices. With a link to the Phoenix ABC affiliate on the $50 million price tag of the various lawsuits against his office.
And of course- the real costs of his reign (of terror) have been far, far higher. The costs to the feds, and hence the american taxpayer from his seeming belief that every hispanic is illegal. From his draconian enforcement on cannabis. His illegal surveillance of opponents. His requiremnt for gay prisoners to wear pink underwear. His brutal tent camps in the deserts. His refusal to persue many other crimes including rape and child abuse because he was so focused on hispanics, drugs, and that damn kenyan president…
Arpaio has long lived and ruled as if he were in the mythical wild west- with one important difference. In the wild west a sheriff as corrupt as he is would have long ago been killed (and in many such stories by the good man among his own).